In the hour of their country’s peril, they were loyal and true

Pottertown Bridge Burners, Unionists Pay the Ultimate Price

Jacob Harmon
Christopher Alexander “Alex” Haun
Henry Fry
Henry Harmon
Jacob Madison “Matt” Hinshaw

“I am very glad to hear of the action of the military authorities and hope to hear they have hung every bridge-burner at the end of the burned bridge.” – Confederate Secretary of War Judah P. Benjamin


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Categories: Persecution, Southern Unionists

Author:North Carolina Union Volunteers

They have been forgotten, those white Southerners who fought on the Union side. They are the unknown soldiers of the Civil War. In the vast and growing literature of that conflict they remain practically unmentioned. There are historic reasons why this has been so, but it has not been because the men are historically unimportant or undeserving of remembrance. Not at all. They made a difference in the outcome of the war: without them, it would not have ended when and as it did. - Lincoln’s Loyalists

In the hour of their country’s peril, they were loyal and true.

Despite the assertions of southern governors that Lincoln would get no troops from the South to preserve the Union, every Confederate state except South Carolina provided at least a battalion of white troops for the Union Army.

One Comment on “In the hour of their country’s peril, they were loyal and true”

  1. July 6, 2013 at 7:28 am #

    Reblogged this on Civil War Monuments of North and South Carolina.

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